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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 2014-01-22, 01:40 PM
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I really don't get the point of these. I can see special use cases like pointed out earlier where a company is in the Google Eco system and does everything productive in the cloud anyways, sure but for a general use computer? An HP laptop with Windows is only $40.00 more.
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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 2014-02-13, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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There is a Horizon View HTML5 client that can be used on Chrome OS devices...
But hopefully VMware and/or Google add a native client...
Just as expected, Google is trying to keep the momentum going
http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/13/g...indows-remote/
http://www.forbes.com/sites/benkepes...romebook-deal/

With the Chromebook already doing quite well in the educational
market, this DaaS can get very tempting for enterprises...
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Isn't competition a good thing, eh?
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Micro...ees-70_id52910
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The fee had been $50 per unit for devices at that price point, but now it will
cost manufacturers just $15. Bloomberg says that the price reduction was a response
to Google Chromebooks, which have been doing extremely well in the sub-$300 market...
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Microsoft answers Google challenge:
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What do you do if you have an operating system that nobody likes? If you're Microsoft,
it looks like you bundle it with a search engine that nobody wants to use either.
http://m.theinquirer.net/inquirer/ne...le-chromebooks
http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/28/54...ing-experiment
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This doesn't look like a fad
http://www.electronista.com/articles...king.comeback/
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A number of schools that had instituted large-scale programs to supply students with iPads or other tablets are now reconsidering the idea...
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Netbooks 2.0 - aka Chromebooks - will take another shot at displacing Windows at the entry level, according to Gartner...
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/08...education_usa/

In three years the number of Chromebooks sold should match the number of Macs Apple sells.
Assuming they can break out of the North American market that consumes 82% of them.

But it doesn't look like Microsoft will give up this market without a fight...
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post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 2014-08-12, 02:54 PM
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The hype around tablet type devices is waning even Apple is rumored to be testing arm based laptops with OSX. Microsoft of course is concentrating on keyboard mouse users as well for the upcoming Windows 9. Interesting times, thanks for sharing.
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